Fun Training Portugal Holiday

5.0 (2)
4 days 3 nights
Portugal
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

A horseback riding vacation in Portugal offers an unforgettable experience for riders. Embark on a journey through Portugal and prepare for an enjoyable time! Explore breathtaking scenery, ride numerous streams with ancient Roman bridges, witness stunning rock formations, immerse yourself in the charming ambiance of the Portuguese countryside and more. 

In addition to horse riding, you will have the opportunity to witness horsemanship demonstrations and take part in horsemanship lessons. Our horses roam freely as a herd, with 22 hectares of space to run, play and graze together.

US$ 419
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Coimbra, Tábua, Lugar da Regada
Available dates
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Photo João C.
João C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I grew up in Alcantarilha-Algarve and Lisbon City. I always dreamed of moving to the Alentejo and live closer to nature. I studied Management of Computer Networks and later Geography at the University of Coimbra. Before moving to Midões I worked in Lisbon in the area of Information Technology. Then I met Liesje and everything changed… Together we built a unique holiday farm with horse riding holidays and Holiday homes surrounded by nature, a little paradise in central Portugal. With heart and soul Liesje and I take care of the farm and everything that is included. I am the guide for the horse riding hacks and your teacher if you would like to learn more about horses and their behavior. I will teach you how you can ride in a horse friendly way, together with your horse. For all the other activities Liesje and I work together with colleagues in the neighborhood.

Tour highlights

Phenomenal Breakfasts
Start your day with our most delicious breakfast
Improve Your Skills
You will have private lessons and a ride out
Relaxing Atmosphere
Explore the Portuguese countryside, refresh in our pool and observe the horse herd grazing happily nearby

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

At 17:00, we arrive at the Quinta. The farmer Antonio Pereira resided here with his family on this fertile land spanning approximately three hectares. They maintained a large flock of sheep, attracting traders from afar seeking to purchase sheep and goats. 

Following Antonio passing, the farm fell into disrepair, becoming overgrown with blackberry bushes, with only half of the fields cultivated and dried out. The fruit trees grew wild, some perished. This was the condition in which we encountered this Quinta in 1998: the side building's roof had collapsed, wine casks turned to vinegar, the house left untouched with furniture covered in a 12-year-old layer of dust. Today, the transformation is remarkable.

In the evening, we have the option to help feed the horses if we'd like. Afterwards, we head to the lovely village for dinner.

Day 2
Watch the Herd and Train
Day 3
Lesson and Ride Out
Day 4
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for all levels.

Tack: English 

Breeds: Haflingers, Lusitano crossed with English blood, thoroughbred Lusitanos, Crusado Portugûes, Garrano, KWPN and Selle Français.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
3 nights

Check-in Time: 17:00

Check-out Time: 11:00

3 nights
Our Quinta

Our Quinta is simple and cozy.

The cottage has its private little swimming pool and garden. On the first floor there is a kitchen with oven, 1 bathroom a living room and a mezzanine with double mattress. There are 2 terraces to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. On the ground floor there is one bedroom with 1 double bed, 1 single bed and 1 bed that fits a child to 10 years. The room also has a terrace and small bathroom outside. The breadoven terrace is a little hideaway in the shade where in wintertime you can make a fire in the old bread oven.

There is space for max. 5 people.

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Coimbra, Tábua, Lugar da Regada
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Included

  • accommodation;
  • breakfasts;
  • herd observation (with the instructor) followed by a demo of horsemanship;
  • 1 group ride;
  • 2 private horsemanship lessons (4 people max);
  • fresh spring water from the well;
  • home-grown biological fruit all day.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfers;
  • extra drinks;
  • dinners;
  • lunches;
  • extra rides (35 EUR);
  • extra horsemanship lessons (70 EUR).

Group size

up to 4 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

You will receive a daily breakfast, fresh spring water sourced from the well, and homegrown organic fruit available all day, all included in the price.

For breakfast, upon request, we will provide a delightful morning meal either outdoors in the sunshine or inside your holiday apartment. Starting at 9:00 a.m., a basket filled with delicious treats will be delivered so you can begin your day stress-free. Alternatively, you can stroll to the nearby bakery for a breakfast of fresh bread, delectable pastries, coffee and more.

We offer homemade organic jams and farm-fresh eggs for sale, along with seasonal organic fruits such as kiwis, apples, plums, cherries, Sharon fruit, lemons and oranges when in season. Guests are welcome to pick their own fresh organic herbs from the garden for tea or cooking.

For lunch and dinner, there is a variety of restaurants in Midões (800 meters) and within a 10-kilometer radius. Options include "Midobar" and "figo preto" in the village, "o faisão" within walking distance, as well as restaurants like "O Túnel" and "L´artista" in Oliveira Do Hospital. In Tábua, there are options such as "O Toino Moleiro", "Paposeco", “O agulhas” and "Verdelhão" offering vegetarian and vegan dishes. Additionally, there are cooking facilities available in your accommodation, and the local supermarket in Midões has all the necessary ingredients.

Upon request, we can deliver a basket of organic vegetables, fruits and dried fruit to your apartment. Larger supermarkets like LIDL and Intermarché are located 10 kilometers away. Furthermore, guests can visit the Friday fresh markets in Oliveira do Hospital or the Sunday markets in Tábua to explore and purchase locally produced organic products including vegetables, cheese, meat and fish.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
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    Kenny
    18 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    Fantastic hosts who are patient and friendly, show excellent knowledge about the animals they care for diligently. Visiting this place is highly recommended offering beautiful views and fulfilling your dreams. I plan to return to this location every time I visit Portugal and I believe you will too once you experience it.
    18 Jun, 2024
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    Kyrsten
    9 Jan, 2024
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    I spent time here, both solo for a month and with my family, and it's perfect for either kind of trip. It's the sort of place that will draw you back again and again. We've already booked another stay! This is the ideal place for anyone who loves being surrounded by animals and nature. If you're seeking a deeper connection to the natural world, there's no better place. You experience the best of both worlds - a rustic charm alongside modern comfort and amenities. The accommodations are fully equipped with everything you could need. Everything is perfectly clean and of high quality. Liesje and João, the hosts, are welcoming and amiable, always available when you need them, yet never intrusive. João is fantastic with kids, tailoring riding lessons to their individual needs. It's never boring here, with many things to do within just 30 minutes of the farm - walks, exploration of old schist villages, Roman ruins and delicious food. A dream for those who love nature and history!! And there're many activities on the property. My kids never wanted to leave because of the pool, wide grassy loans for play, swings and the company of friendly dogs, horses and chickens. You won't regret choosing to stay here. I recommend staying for at least a few nights; otherwise, you'll leave feeling like your stay was too short.
    9 Jan, 2024

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